The Wishing Well launches ‘Life on the Border’ single

Released 20th January 2008. Download the press release as a PDF.

jai-pic11.jpgBeguiling orchestral and lush, Melbourne band The Wishing Well create spellbinding sounds which produce a rich tapestry of mesmerizing folk, pop and rock.

Performing together for just over twelve months, they are relative newcomers to the scene, The Wishing Well however come with an impressive musical maturity and remarkable background. Lead singer Jai Larkan has previously supported artists such as Bob Geldof, Andy White, Liam O’Maonlai and Tim Finn.

Clearly The Wishing Well have defined their craft in a remarkably timeframe together, having played an impressive 130 gigs on the live national circuit, including playing at the Queenscliff Music Festival.

Music Oz Awards finalists (2007), The Wishing Well evoke an extraordinary gamut of emotions with their compelling and awe-inspiring arrangements spun around magnificently poetic lyrics. A cacophony of three part harmonies, wistful violin and majestic rhythms all melded to lead singer Jai Larkan’s achingly strong and haunting vocals. Life On The Border is The Wishing Well’s debut single, which is rich in textural depth, building gradually to dizzying heights only to momentarily pause and cascade into an orchestral crescendo. The song’s greatest strength lies within the poetry of the lyrics. Songwriter Jai Larkan conjures up such a vivid sentiment of being on the precipice of life, letting go of the past and facing ones fears.

The Wishing Well comprise of :
Jai Larkan – Vocals, acoustic guitar and piano
Tom Morgan – Bass and vocals
Zac Johnston – Violin
Andy Reed – Drums
Rachael Byrnes – Vocals and acoustic guitar

In the melodic tradition of Ryan Adams, David Gray, Dave Matthews Band and The Waterboys, The Wishing Well’s first single Life On The Border  appeals to lovers of emotive lyrics and melody. Their inspiring live performances captivate audiences and have created an enthusiastic and ever-growing fanbase.

Life On The Border will be celebrated by a tour beginning in February and winding up in June. Their single will be launched officially on Sunday 9th March (Labour Day Eve) at East Brunswick Club, Melbourne.

The Wishing Well National Tour Dates :

14 Feb 2008  Morningstar Estate MORNINGTON (VIC)
22 Feb 2008  The National Hotel GEELONG (VIC)
23 Feb 2008 The Vic Hotel PORT FAIRY (VIC)
9 Mar 2008  The East Brunswick Club MELBOURNE (VIC)
14 Mar 2008  The Golden Vine BENDIGO (VIC)
15 Mar 2008  The Nerrina BALLARAT (VIC)
28 Mar 2008 GREAT OCEAN ROAD venue TBA (VIC)
29 Mar 2008  The Barwon Club – GEELONG (VIC)
11 Apr 2008  Yahoo Bar SHEPPARTON (VIC)
12 Apr 2008  ALBURY venue TBA (VIC)
17 Apr 2008  The Rails BYRON BAY (QLD)
18 Apr 2008  Lock n Load BRISBANE (QLD)
19 Apr 2008  Eumundi markets EUMUNDI (QLD)
19 Apr 2008  The Pig and Whistle MAROOCHYDORE (QLD)
20 Apr 2008  Swingin Safari SURFERS PARADISE (QLD)
25 Apr 2008  BAIRNSDALE Venue TBA (VIC)
3 May 2008  The Swan Hill Club SWAN HILL (VIC)
15 May 2008  Triselies KATOOMBA (NSW) 1
16 May 2008  SYDNEY venue TBA (NSW)
17 May 2008 MANLY venue TBA (NSW)
18 May 2008  CANBERRA venue TBA (ACT)
6 June 2008  HOBART venue TBA (TAS)
7 June 2008  LAUNCESTON venue TBA (TAS)
8 June 2008  QUEENSTOWN venue TBA (TAS)

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